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Bess in a box
Porgy (Piggy) and Bess were sisters, and Socrates is Piggy's daughter. Socs is a survivor. She fell from her mother's jaws about 12 feet onto a wooden floor when a mere handful, and suffered possible brain-damage. She was rejected by her tiny sister and Mum for a while and was given to walking in circles. She got better, started to feed again, but from then she never wanted to be touched or picked up, almost never purrs or makes eye contact, but follows me up and down the stairs whenever she is around. A year later she lost her tail under the wheels of a car - well, it was damaged, it went black, got maggoty despite all the creams, and one day it disappeared except for the little black tuft at the end, which I found on the door step. The tail didn't fall off.
|I should have been a pro. masseuse.|
And I can tell you those hands went into Bessie's ample padding right up to the elbows.